Andrea Parisi

Andrea is a Senior Research Associate in Infectious Disease Modelling with extended experience in computer simulations. His research activity is focussed on the study of the geographical spread of human infectious diseases and viral evolution dynamics. At Lancaster, he is developing mathematical models of human seasonal influenza evolution, as part of an EPSRC-funded Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare

His work is in collaboration with Jonathan Read (CHICAS, Lancaster) and Kieran Sharkey (University of Liverpool) and the models will explore how immunity to seasonal flu strains accumulates in populations and how the patterning of contributes to the evolution and emergence of novel strains.